Archive for Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Remember When: Dec. 12, 2007

December 12, 2007

10 years ago: Nov. 12, 1997

Deaths: Alice Black, 90, Osage City, died Nov. 5, 1997; James C. Bradley, 75, died Nov. 19, 1997, in a Rogers, Ark., nursing home; Lena Katherine Harbaugh, 93, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 7, 1997; Wayne Dillon Trail, 86, Basehor, died Nov. 8, 1997; William H. Walden, 74, died Nov. 7, 1997, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Tonganoxie Happy Helpers 4-H celebrated their 50th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, at the fairgrounds. Happy Helpers has 55 members and began 50 years ago this year with their first meeting in 1947.

The descendants of James Wilbur Hubbard and Mary Ann Brauch Hubbard held their 21st annual family reunion Sunday, Oct. 27, 1997, at the Linwood Community Center.

Jarbalo Jottings: Well, how many of you have run the new stop signs in Jarbalo? A whole lot of people have at the corner of 211th Street and Dempsey Road, which is by the church.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Salmon and Doris (Wiley) Salmon, formerly of Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997. Gerald has been seriously ill and is now in retirement in Salt Lake City, Utah. In honor of this occasion, we are compiling a memory book for them.

25 years ago: Nov. 10, 1982

Death: Mrs. Alma E. Rawlings, 80, Eudora, died Nov. 8, 1982.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hollingsworth, Paola, announce the birth of a son, Philip Russell, Nov. 2, 1982; Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Smith, Kansas City, announce the birth of their son, Christopher Brian, on Oct. 27, 1982.

Jarbalo Jottings: There will be a celebration for the 50th wedding anniversary of Kenneth and Goldie Hudson at the Jarbalo United Methodist Church on Nov. 14, 1982.

Springdale News: Joe and Ima Uhlrich are the proud grandparents of Anna Marie, daughter of Church and Clara Uhlrich. Anna was born Oct. 22, 1982, in Kansas City, Mo..

The Emerys, Bill and Lois, arrived home Sunday from a 10-day tour, called "The Copper Canyon," sponsored by the Good Will Tours out of Erie.

50 years ago: Nov. 28, 1957

The Weekly News Reel: Quite a number of Tonganoxie community couples are celebrating their golden wedding anniversaries. Last week, it was the Ridgways, former residents, now of Leavenworth, along with the William Botts, who had their golden wedding 18 days ago. This week we have the M. F. Blacks and next week The Mirror will have two: The S. W. McBrooms and the August Diekmans. Many happy returns.

Deaths: Mrs. Irene DeLude has received word of the death of her brother, Will Roberts, 73 years of age, who died Nov. 21, of a heart attack.

Basehor: Mrs. Ralph Eberth and infant son returned home Friday from Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davis of Linwood, are the parents of a son born Nov. 25, 1957.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Shoemaker spent Saturday with her father, Henry H. Fishburn of Overbrook. He celebrated his 97th birthday with six of his children present.

Spc. 3 Roy Jons of Bonner Springs, RR 2, has arrived home from serving 18 months in France. He has been separated from the service and plans to return to Hallmark, where he was employed before going to the Army.

75 years ago: Nov. 3, 1932

Leavenworth, Oct. 28, C. W. Parker, 68, showman and manufacturer of merry-go-rounds and other amusement devices, died at his home here today. At one time, he had seven shows on the road, with one of which, "Parker's Greatest,", he traveled. Mr. Parker once was considered the leading manufacturer of merry-go-rounds in this country. His spirited wooden horses have pranced in carnivals and amusement parks all over the world. In Leavenworth, his plant is called the "Ranch of Wooden Horses." The Sultan of Java ordered a merry-go-round that would take his 40 wives for a ride all at the same time. (Note from Billie: the restored Parker carousel in Leavenworth is just beautiful!)

Mrs. J. G. White received word Wednesday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Frank E. Smith, at her home in Los Angeles. Burial will be in California.

Hoge News: John Sparks, who has been quite sick for two weeks with quincy, is able to be up now.

Hoge News: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Johnson are the proud parents of a daughter, which they named Dorothy Marie.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Still of Del Norte, Colo., announce the birth of a daughter, Oct. 26, to whom they have given the name Barbara Ann. Mrs. Still will be remembered as Miss Louise Schultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schultz of Tonganoxie.

Glenwood: At the pie social held at Glenwood, around $13 was cleared.

100 years ago: Nov. 14, 1907

A 4-year-old son of a family named Wilhite, living on the Bacon farm near Mayginis school house, met with an accident about dusk Monday evening, his survival of which seems like a miracle. (The child tried to get on a wagon load of corn and was warned off. In some way, he fell under a wheel and it passed over his abdomen. The victim was able to be up and around the next day.)

Ed Zimmerman had his horse hitched opposite The Mirror office on Sunday morning. The high wind blew a piece of paper under its feet, and frightened the animal. The bridle and harness were torn, the buggy turned upside down, and a shaft broken. Before the animal could be quieted, it had injured Harry Hoskins' horse and smashed a wheel off is wagon.

The Mirror is working on a new telephone directory. The new list shows the system to have grown to 415 telephones.

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